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Forum topic by Quailguy posted 02-23-2016 08:38 PM 311 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2016 08:38 PM

I’m building a hanging tool cabinet based on Jan Zoltowski’s article in FWW. I’m using African Mahogany for the cabinet and single door frames, and 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood for the door and cabinet back panels. I want to resaw mahogany to 1/4” and attach it to the outer door panel, but am not sure how to do it correctly. Would it work to simply glue to the ply, or will seasonal movement eventually cause it to bow or delaminate? The panel will set in a rabbet around the inside of the door panel. You folks always have common sense answers, so I thank you in advance.


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#1 posted 02-23-2016 08:58 PM

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 09:48 PM

I’m limited to the width of the cabinet sides to 6” as this is the max of my jointer and available wood. I built the cabinet and door separately, so that I could get the depth I wanted. I liked the contrast of dark mahogany and ply, but was afraid that in doing the final dark stain, I would slop onto the plywood (as my luck seems to go). Rabbeting the door gives me the extra room I’ll need to hang my tools.

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